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October 1st - October 6th

WHERE:  Holiday Lake 4-H Camp, Appomattox, VA

HEATED BUNKHOUSE FOOD AND LODGING: Catered meals will include Sunday dinner through Friday breakfast. Lodging and meals cannot be broken down on a per day or per meal basis, NO EXCEPTIONS.

UNHEATED CABINS: with electricity, bunkbeds, which can sleep 6-8 is available to the first 30 paid handlers who plan on keeping their K-9's in the cabin at night. K-9's must be housed in their crates at all times. Only 0NE K-9 per handler may be housed in the heated bunkhouse. Sleeping arrangements are co-ed bunk style.

HEATED LODGE: Available to any handler keeping their K-9's in outdoor crates or in their vehicles. The lodge will accommodate 10-15 people in each of the 4 sections. Absolutely under NO circumstance are any K-9's allowed in the newer lodges at any time, due to camp regulations. Shower and toilet facilities are centrally located.

'REGISTRATION: Registration begins at 15:00 EST(3PM) on Sunday, October 1st, 2023. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will anyone be allowed in camp before 15:00EST (3PM) hours due to state program prior to ours. Pre-registration - $450.00. This includes a $175.00 deposit and registration fee. Space permitting, registrations will be accepted at the door for an additional fee of $25.00. BALANCE DUE IN CASHIERS CHECK



A service charge will be added for any returned checks.

ATTENDANCE: No kennels will be provided for canines in attendance. Please bring your own kennels, crates or pens. No canines will be allowed unleashed. You will be responsible for your canine's area.

TRAINING: Actual field work will be the emphasis for the week. Rural, town, urban and wilderness areas will be the emphasis for the week. Rural, town, urban and wilderness areas will be available. The Holiday Lake 4-H Camp with 23,000 acres of forestland adjoining will be excellent for those wishing to use their wilderness skills. A 100-acre lake is located on the campgrounds. Classroom training will be held on the campground in the Conference room or the Ampitheater. Classes will include trailing/tracking, air scent, along with land and water cadaver. ONLY ONE K-9 PER HANDLER IN ATTENDANCE.

CLIMATE: Virginia weather is unpredictablle this time of year though usually warm. Bring warm clothes, bed linens, sleeping bags, rain gear and safety eyewear. Be prepared to share your cabin with others.​

NOTE: An AUCTION will be held on Wednesday evening with the AWARDS on Thursday evening along with a steat dinner. Be sure to bring along some items for the auction. (This is how we are able to keep the cost of the seminar down). Special guest speaker on Monday evening TBA.

DEPOSIT: Deposit of $175.00 MUST be included with your registration form. This will be non-refundable except under extenuating circumstances. Deposit MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2023.

SPECIAL NOTE: In case of an emergency, Holiday Lake 4-H Camp/Education Center, Inc., Appomattox, VA (434)248-5444 or call the Appomattox County Sheriff's Department in extreme emergencies (434)352-8241.

NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: Old Dominion K-9 provides equal opportunity to all participants, instructors and board members. Old Dominion does NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, religiouus beliefs, disability, gender and orientation.

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